An Inopportune Love
Author: Rebecca Rohman
Series: Love On The Pacific Shores – Book #9
Release Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Format: Ebook & Paperback
★ An Inopportune Love Synopsis
After Maya McLean’s marriage and life unexpectedly end in the UK, she’s about to start over in her homeland of Saint Lucia when one disaster after the next derails her plans. By chance, she ends up spending the holidays with close family and friends in Switzerland where she has a nasty encounter with fellow guest, Min-jae Kang.
Min-jae Kang is the Chief Security Officer of the international conglomerate, Ros Industries. He’s dedicated his life to his job and protecting others. When he winds up with his boss and family for Christmas, he has a spirited exchange with the feisty Maya McLean. Surprisingly, he finds himself intrigued and attracted to her. Problem—she’s not necessarily available.
When a short stint takes Maya to Min-jae’s home city of Seattle, Min-jae has to deal with the fact that he’s falling in love with a woman who has just been through the most traumatic experience in her life, whose time there is limited, and a woman who may not be able to reciprocate what he feels. To make matters worse, Maya’s presence causes him one of the largest security predicaments he has ever personally faced in his lifetime.
While Maya struggles to leave her past behind and look ahead to her future, trusting and opening her heart to another man—Min-jae Kang might be the only way for her to live to see the next chapter in her life…An Inopportune Love Excerpt
★ An Inopportune Love Excerpt
It’s almost 7 p.m. when I return to the Ros’s house after some last-minute Christmas shopping.
I head into the apartment over their garage to shower and change before I join them at the main house for dinner.
As I open the door downstairs to the foyer and go upstairs to the living room, I hear a dog barking. When I step into the living room, two small dogs, I think, papillons come barreling down the hall. One barks and as I put my shopping bags down on the sofa, the other leaps into my arms and begins licking my face.
At the same time, a woman steps out of the bathroom at the end of the hall. When her eyes meet mine, she screams and her towel drops to the floor.
Heat coils around my neck at the sight of her voluptuous, naked body. My mouth drops open and for a moment, I’m struck frozen by her beauty.
“Stop staring!” She covers her rounded breasts and her center with her hands and arms while trying to hurriedly crouch down to the floor.
Her words snap me out of my untimely trance and I immediately turn around. My throat turns dry. Clearing it, I ask, “Who are you, and why are you in my apartment?”
“What do you mean your apartment? Megan and Daemon invited me here. I’m Maya. They said they spoke to you and you knew I was coming.”
I set the dog down on the floor. “Is it safe for me to turn around now?”
“Yes,” she barks.
I turn to see her completely flushed, smooth, cinnamon skin against the bright white towel. Her brown eyes are barely able to meet mine.
“Well, when we spoke and Megan said your name, I thought I heard her say, Micah, not Maya. I was…”
“…expecting a man?” She finishes my statement. “Still, it’s no reason for you to gape and leer that way. For God’s sake, be a bloody gentleman.”
“I apologize. I was completely caught off guard. I wasn’t prepared to see a woman in my space.”
“What? You have a problem with the opposite sex?”
“Don’t let my ponytail fool you. I explained to you what happened and I apologized. You could try just a smidgen to be a little more understanding about it.”
“Not when you ogle that way.”
“Oh, don’t flatter yourself. You’re not my type.”
“What a joke. I love women of all types. When it comes to the opposite sex, I do not discriminate. What I can’t stand are those who are bitchy, uncompromising, and uncouth.”
She gasps at my response and looks down. For a split second, I regret my choice of words. Then…
“You know what? You’re a personified jerk. The epitome of the word cad and a pompous ass. Do me a favor, Mr. Neanderthal…”
I smile inwardly at her rude mouth.
She continues, “Stay in your room and I’ll stay in mine. We should probably stay far apart from each other. If you’d excuse me, I need to get dressed.”
At the sound of her words, some excitement runs through my body and though I’ve never had one, I realize I’m attracted to feisty…
As she grips the towel in her hand and turns around, for the first time, I notice her shimmering diamond wedding and engagement rings.
Where is her husband?
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